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Choosing to Listen to My Immature Dark Angel

This past weekend we made our first overnight trip in Honduras to magical Lake Yojoa, Honduras’ largest lake. While driving through the countryside from Tegucigalpa to Yojoa I found myself thinking “I am  1,699 more words

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I dragged my husband into the Spanish affiliate of the store known as Ashan in Russia.  In Spain, the chain is called Alcampo, although, except for the logo, you could easily mistake it for a completely different company. 413 more words

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Monasteries around Moscow

We also joined another tour to see some of the most important monasteries around Moscow. They told us there used to be 20, but many of them were destroyed during Soviet times. 240 more words

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Sergiev Posad...

… or the coldest day of my life! We signed up to go on an organized tour to this Monastery Complex about an hour and a half from Moscow.  779 more words

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Last day of winter in Russia

Only for me. Today it’s my last day of winter in Moscow. I have survived. And I am still mentally healthy … haven’t lost my mind to the darkness and cold. 100 more words

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the 14 of 2014: new neighbors

Life as an expat is invariably full of ups and downs, and it is the people who really make the difference when it comes to how those ups and downs impact one’s overall life experience. 504 more words


Home for Christmas

JackJack this year asked Santa for a trip home for Christmas.  With the request in hand, the senior simian drafts his official decision memo, attaching a notional schedule of course, and moves forward the packet of documents in bureaucratically efficient and expeditious manner. 174 more words

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